July 10, 2010

Tomorrow is 7-Eleven

Today is July tenth and you do know what that means. Tomorrow is 7-Eleven.

It's now year three that I've visited multiple 7-Eleven ® stores in my neighborhood on this special of days to snag free 7.11 ounce cups of Slurpee* delightfulness. So join me tomorrow.

Two years ago, after picking up my best gal-pal of many years, I announced we would be hitting every 7-Eleven store from Midway Airport to my home. And we pretty much did. There were no postings or announcements at the stores, but we'd do so in the parking lot and like pied pipers, little kids and families trailed in behind us to get theirs, too.

Some factoids:
  • Dates from 1959
  • Invented by a Kansas hamburger stand owner: using an automobile air conditioner(!) he created a sophisticated piece of equipment that would freeze a carbonated soft drink and serve it in a sherbet-like form that could be sipped through a straw
  • The Slurpee name was created in May 1967 during a brainstorming (brainfreeze??) session; while drinking the product through a straw, advertising agency director Bob Stanford commented it made a slurping sound. Right.

* In stores now, Goji Berry Cherry Slurpee, The Coca-Cola Company

1 comment:

  1. p.s. Slurpees are available FREE at 7-Eleven stores nationwide, from *8:00* a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Don't know where that other hour went, but don't look for a freebie until the little hand hits 8.